Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $1,170,000 grant to the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection to assist the state in cleaning up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks
throughout the state.
At the same time, the Legislature removed the requirement that the money be spent solely on cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks
Commercial properties used for office space, warehousing, and light assembly can pose significant exposures from poorly installed or maintained heating, venting, and air conditioning systems, bad indoor air quality, improper chemical storage, and leaking underground storage tanks
, to name a few.
A much smaller number of Americans are exposed to significantly higher levels of harmful chemicals in well water that is tainted by gasoline (from leaking underground storage tanks
) or industrial solvents (from spills on soil).
Asbestos insulation, lead paint, high radon levels, leaking underground storage tanks
, poor indoor air quality, or even the past misuse of a pesticide may reduce a property's market value.
Another area of environmental concern for the lakeshore is hazardous waste, which was discovered after leaking underground storage tanks
were found to have been part of a land purchase.
"The most common source of hydrocarbon contamination is spillsites, followed by leaking underground storage tanks
and associated piping."
Beginning in 1986, the so-called absolute pollution exclusion clause eliminated the sudden and accidental language and excluded coverage for virtually any pollution damage, including leaking underground storage tanks
. However, regardless of recent policy changes, policies written before 1986 still provide valuable coverage if it can be shown that the leak began during those policy periods.